McDuffie County lost a “walking history book” with the death of veteran Roger Reid, said Luke Martin, who had known Reid for more than 40 years.
Reid, who saw combat in three wars, died Sunday at the Georgia War Veterans Home. He was 89. Born in 1922 in Lincoln County, he had lived in Thomson since 1945.
As perhaps the last remaining Pearl Harbor survivor in McDuffie County, Reid was well-known and respected, Martin said.